Earth Day 2022, History, Themes, Best Quotes

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Themes of Earth day 2022
Themes of Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022 Date

• The annual International Mother Earth day also known as Earth day, is celebrated on April 22.

• The key objective is to raise consciousness about the growing concerns of loss of biodiversity, overpopulation and depleting quality of the environment.

• This year the Earth day will happen on Fri, April 22, 2022.

• The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, the foundation was laid in 1968.

Earth Day Brief History

Year 1968:
• An event of the Human Ecology Symposium organised by the US Public Health Service in the year 1968. In this event the students are invited to listen to scientists talking about the impact of the deteriorating environment on human health.

Year 1969:
• In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell envisaged a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on March 21, 1970.

Year 1970:
• Environmental activists and US senator Gaylord Nelson demanded the formation of an environmental agency.

22 April, 1970:
United States Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed the idea to hold a countrywide environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970.

Year 1972:
• The US government formed the Environmental Protection Agency and passed the Clean Air Act.

Year 1995:
• Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Year 2020:
• Year 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Earth Day Themes

The theme of the Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet.”.

•The theme of the Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

•The theme of the Earth Day 2020: Climate Action

•The theme of the Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

•The theme of the Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

•The theme of the Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy

•The theme of the Earth Day 2016: “Trees for the Earth”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2015: “It’s Our Turn to Lead”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2014: “Green Cities”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2013: “The Face of Climate Change”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2012: “Mobilize the Earth”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2011: “Clear the Air”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2010: “A Billion Acts of Green”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2009: “How Do You Get Around”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2008: “Trees Please”

•The theme of the Earth Day 2007: “Be Kind to the Earth – starting from saving resources”.

•The theme of the Earth Day 2006: Science and Faith

•The theme of the Earth Day 2005: Healthy Environment for Children

How do we celebrate Earth Day?

Be car-free
• Use electric car for travel instead of using petrol or diesel vehicles.
• Use bicycle to travel short distance.

◘ Recycling of plastic bottles
• Instead of throwing empty plastic bottles, it can be used in creative gardening as well as home decorations.

Make positive promises
• Think how you and your family can help the earth, write it on a paper and try to follow it.

◘ Plant trees
• Make a beautiful rooftop or backyard garden and grow vegetables, fruits and flowers by organic methods.

Make a bird feeder
• Create a bird feeder using plastic bottles, keep some water and food like wheat seeds on your roof for birds.

Spread Awareness
• Organize a quiz contest about earth day on Facebook, telegram and what’s app groups.

• Educational Content creators can create some infographic about the Earth day to post it on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

• With the help of teachers, school students can create some Earth Day cards using recycled materials, send an Earth Day celebration tips to their friends.

• Teachers can arrange a special class on Earth Day to share some amusing facts about the earth and nature. Some of the interesting facts are…

1. A fully grown tree can absorb around 21 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

2. A year on Earth is actually 365.2564 days (not 365 days)

3. Earth crust contains mostly Iron, Oxygen and Silicon

4. The Earth’s Atmosphere extends to a distance of 10,000 km.

5. The Earth actually takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds to rotate once completely on its axis. (Not 24 hours).

6. The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

Earth Day 2022 Best Quotes

 

• “Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now.” -Jackie Speier

• “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”
—Mother Teresa

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
—Wendell Berry

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”
—Thomas Fuller

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”
—Leo Tolstoy

“It’s Earth day. I wonder if we can plant more trees than people for a change?” – Stanley Victor Paskavich

“Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option … they will become a necessity.”
—Fujio Cho, Honorary Chairman of Toyota Motors

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
—Helen Keller

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” —Gandhi

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”
—Barbara Ward

“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” –Scott Peters

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. What is the official Earth Day?

Answer: April 22
The annual International Mother Earth day also known as Earth day, is celebrated on April 22.

Q2. What is Earth Day Why is it celebrated?

Answer: The key objective is to raise consciousness about the growing concerns of loss of biodiversity, overpopulation and depleting quality of the environment.

Q3. What is the theme for Earth Day 2021?

Answer: The theme of the Earth Day 2021: “Restore Our Earth”

Q4. What is the theme for Earth Day 2022?

Answer: The theme of the Earth Day 2022: “Invest In Our Planet.”

Q5. How do we celebrate Earth Day?

Answer: Some of the ways to celebrate Earth day include
Be car-free
Make a bird feeder
Recycling of plastic bottles
Make positive promises
Plant trees
Spread Awareness

Q6. How old is the Earth?

Answer: The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

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